Attend an Event

Thousands of people are holding events across Canada to raise awareness about the AIDS pandemic and raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which supports community-based oroganizations that are turning the tide of HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.  

There might be an event happening in your community!  Check out the calendar below to find a local craft sale, participate in a walkathon, attend a concert, or hear Stephen Lewis speak.

To find an event hosted by a grandmothers group, please visit the calendar on the Grandmothers Campaign website.

If you are organizing an event, click here to register it with us, so we can support you by posting it to the calendar and sending you materials.

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Orangeville Gogos Creating Futures: Threads of Hope for African Grandmothers

Alton Mill Arts Centre 1402 Queen Street West Alton, ON L7K 0C4 Canada

Orangeville, Ontario

Date: February 11, 2015 10 AM to February 22, 2015 5 PM

The Orangeville Gogos will be hosting a textile art exhibit, Creating Futures – Threads of Hope for African Grandmothers. The art will be on display, open to the public, daily from February 11th to February 22nd 2015 at the Alton Mills Art Center and will be free of charge to enter but donations are encouraged.  Come on out and support this amazing event!

Annual Blooms for Africa Book Exchange and Cafe

First Unitarian Church, 170 Dundurn Street South

Hamilton, Ontario

Date: February 14, 2015 10:00 AM

Blooms for Africa Granny Group is having it’s 6th annual Book Exchange. Bring 6 books that you have enjoyed, exchange them for 7 books that others are sharing. Take as many books as you want from the”freebie” table. Share your books and enjoy a snack and beverage at the Blooms Cafe.  The Cafe is open until 1:30pm.  For more information contact Gail Rappolt at:

Creating Futures: Threads of Hope for African Grandmothers

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

Toronto, Ontario

Date: February 25, 2015 7:00 am to March 09, 2015 7:00 PM

Creating Futures: Threads of Hope for African Grandmothers, The Toronto stop for this beautiful fabric arts exhibit assebled by Omas Siskona of Waterloo now touring throughout Ontario.  This incredibly beautiful fabric arts exhibit consists of 29 individual pieces, each accompanied by an inspirational statement by the artist expressing their hope, celebration of life and admiration for the role of African Grandmothers. To view it is to have an enriched awareness and profound respect for these African Grandmothers, and for the artists who are honouring them with their work.  Gallery is open for viewing from Wednesday February 25th to Monday March 9th.  Gallery hours are weekdays 7:00 am to 10:00pm; weekends 7:00am to 7:00pm

Rayanna’s Hope for Africa Presents: Film Screening of “African Grandmothers Tribunal: Seeking Justice at the frontlines of the AIDS crisis”.

Stony Plain Royal Canadian Legion 4902 44 Avenue Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1V5 Canada

Stony Plain, Alberta

Date: February 28, 2015 11:00 am

We will offer some African soups for lunch, show two screenings  of the Tribunal film, and hold a marketplace to sell items.  Free will donations only for the lunch.

Voices For Africa

Newmarket Theatre

Newmarket, Ontario

Date: March 04, 2015 6:30 PM

Voices for Africa is a variety show put on by Elementary Schools from the Newmarket/Aurora area. The students will sings, dance and drum the night away while raising awareness and funds to support women and children suffering from the AIDS pandemic in Africa. This is the 9th year of the show, which has raised over $100 000.00 for the foundation to this point. Special guests include singer/songwriter Glenn Marais and African-born motivational speaker Precious Maseko. The event runs from 6:30-9:00 p.m.  For more information please contact Heather Stevens at


Press Release: Report of the African Grandmothers Tribunal released for World AIDS Day November 29, 2013


Overduin: Standing with the grandmothers September 18, 2013

Mia Overduin, Ottawa Citizen

Upcoming Events

Tribunal Film Screening presented by the Grateful Grannies of Camrose January 25, 2015

Camrose, Alberta

Orangeville Gogos Creating Futures: Threads of Hope for African Grandmothers February 11, 2015

Orangeville, Ontario